Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania, United StatesMap
As new businesses move into the community and Sharpsburg’s riverfront is redeveloped, the community is experiencing a shift in needs, challenges, and opportunities. Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization began laying the groundwork for the Sharpsburg Ecodistrict in 2016 to improve quality of life for Sharpsburg residents and create a more environmentally sustainable and resilient community, while maintaining affordability and preventing displacement. The Sharpsburg Ecodistrict is focused on six key areas of planning and strategic action: equity, food, water, energy, air, and mobility, and is guided by the Sharpsburg Community Vision Plan.
The Sharpsburg Ecodistrict, along with its neighbors in Millvale and Etna, is engaged in a partnership known as the Triboro Ecodistrict, which allows the three municipalities to collaborate on shared initiatives and increase each community’s capacity to reach their own locally driven ecodistrict goals.
Photo by Nanci Goldberg.